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Wright, Harry H. and Wright, Richard R.
Wright Family Papers
Princeton University Archives
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2 boxes
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  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-2


The Wright Family Papers consist of correspondence received at Princeton University by Harry H. Wright, class of 1903, and his son Richard R. Wright, class of 1935, during their undergraduate years, as well as printed postcards and class directories, a songbook and Daily Princetonian style book. The Wright family owned a farm in Allentown, New Jersey, and the correspondence reflects family news, domestic and farm life at the turn of the twentieth century and again during the 1930s.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Wright Family Papers consist of correspondence received at Princeton University by Harry H. Wright, class of 1903, and his son Richard R. Wright, class of 1935, during their undergraduate years. The Wright family owned a farm in Allentown, New Jersey, and correspondence reflects family news, domestic and farm life. Correspondents to Harry include, among others, Walter Livingston Wright, Sr., Harry Wright's mother Lissie Gaskill Wright, sister Bessie, sister Mame, and brother Walter Livingston Wright, Jr. Correspondents to Richard include his mother Mary (Mae) Wright, his father Harry H. Wright, his sisters Elizabeth and Mary. Two letters from Richard Wright to his father and mother are in Box 2, Folder 6. The correspondence includes letters written to Mae or Harry Wright and enclosed with letters to Richard Wright.

Also included with the papers are a group of printed postcards mailed to Harry H. Wright as a member of the class of 1903, and several pamphlets: directories of the classes of 1899 and 1903, Campus Songs from 1934 and the Style Book of the Daily Princetonian from 1933.

Collection Creator Biography:

Wright, Harry H.

Harry Hall Wright, of Allentown, New Jersey attended Princeton University from 1899 to 1903. Harry Hall Wright moved back to the farm at Merino Hill to work and raise his family after graduating from Princeton.

Wright, Richard R.

Harry Hall Wright's son, Richard Ridgway Wright, also of Allentown, attended Princeton from 1931 to 1935.

Collection History


The papers were donated by Anne R. Wright in March 2012 and 2013 .


Separated materials: 4 notebooks containing lecture notes were transferred to the Lecture Notes Collection, AC052. 4 published bound volumes were removed, as there are duplicates already in the University Archives.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2016. Finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Wright Family Papers; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-2

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Related Materials

The following related collections and materials are held by Mudd Manuscript Library:

AC052, Lecture Notes Collection

and by Special Collections: C0119, Walter Livingston Wright Papers.

Subject Terms:
Farms--New Jersey
Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pa.)
Genre Terms:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Family papers.
Princeton University -- Students -- 20th century